Replace Missing Teeth – Topsham, ME
Filling in the Empty Space in Your Grin
You may not be expecting to have to deal with tooth loss at some point in your life, but it’s definitely a possibility you need to be prepared for. Missteps in your oral hygiene and accidents that cause you to get hit in the face can easily result in an incomplete smile. Our team at Androscoggin Dental Care has several ways to replace your missing teeth in Topsham. Are you thinking of getting traditional dentures, or do you think state-of-the-art dental implants might be the best choice for you? Call us to set up a consultation so that we can start figuring out what steps need to be taken to rebuild your grin.
Why Choose Androscoggin Dental Care for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- CBCT Scanner for Accurate Treatment Planning
- Caring, Knowledgeable Dental Team
- In-Network with Multiple Dental Insurance Plans
A dental bridge can improve your ability to eat and speak by filling in the gap left by a missing tooth (or at least two missing teeth in a row). Creating a dental bridge involves combining a pair of dental crowns with a specific number of artificial teeth. The dental crowns are what keep the bridge attached to your natural teeth; meanwhile, the artificial teeth are what will ultimately re-complete your smile. A well-maintained dental bridge can last for many years – oftentimes over a decade.
A full or partial denture may be used if you have lost many teeth in your upper or lower jaw. Traditional dentures are a time-tested solution for extensive tooth loss. However, if you want your new smile to be as stable as possible, we highly recommend that you invest in dentures that have been attached to carefully placed dental implant posts.
Traditional dentures and bridges can only replace the crowns of missing teeth (as in the portion that can be seen above the gumline). Meanwhile, dental implants have the unique ability to act as artificial tooth roots. You can rest assured that the implant posts will stay exactly where they need to be because they will fuse with the bone around them. And unlike other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants can last for more than 30 years, thereby making them an excellent long-term investment.